Strava Updates Mobile App

Monitor your training with Strava's new Premium Workout Analysis mobile app function

If you’re one of the many Strava-loving runners out there, you may wish to ready yourself for an exciting piece of news concerning a new update.

The social network for athletes continues to provide users with more, and they have just added their popular Premium Workout Analysis feature to their mobile app.

Yes, that’s right, no longer do you graph-mad runners need to fire up the laptop to check out those all important distance, time, pace and training zone statistics.

Being able to see Strava’s detailed lap-by-lap breakdown, in a clear and visual way on their app, is an impressive improvement that’s bound to save plenty of time.

“We’re excited to put Workout Analysis, one of our most popular Premium features, into the hands of runners everywhere,” says Aaron Forth, Chief Product Officer at Strava.

“We originally created our Workout Analysis feature to give runners a better way to dig into their interval data.

“Whether you’re doing laps around a track, hill repeats, or taking walk breaks during a long run. You probably care more about certain parts of your run.

“WorkoutAnalysis makes it easy to hone in on the intervals you care about.”

If you’re a Premium member, simply record and upload a run with Strava and then tap into the visualisation on the activity page to see your statistics.

The mobile app also lets free users preview the visualisation, so even those who don’t fancy paying will receive some sort of benefit from the update.

Updates to the app are likely to be a regular thing, as more and more runners are buying into the idea of tracking their training and monitoring progression.

Apps such as Garmin Connect and Polar Flow provide similar functions in relation to training statistics, which means runners now have a wider choice to choose from.

But with 16 activities being uploaded to Strava every second, it’s safe to say they’re not in much danger of losing many – if any – of their large following.

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